90s TV revival: The X-Files and Twin Peaks are back!

Posted: September 3, 2015 in TV series
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That sounds like music to my ears. Two of the greatest and most beloved TV shows from all time will return next year.

X-Files wraps up filming as Twin Peaks preps production

As one ‘90s revival TV show wraps production, another ‘90 revival TV show begins production. Over in Vancouver, season 10 of The X-Files is about to finish up production, while Twin Peaks is heading back to Washington state for its own long overdue revival on Showtime. Back in the ‘90s, viewers had a love for both FBI agents and the supernatural, at least according to the popularity of The X-Files and Twin Peaks.

The X-Files followed the lives of FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) as they investigate the paranormal and uncover the US government’s conspiracy regarding extraterrestrials. The show had nine seasons, spawned two feature-length movies, a comic book series, and is returning to Fox with a revival mini-series, which will be considered the tenth season of the show.

Scully_Mulder_The_X-Files_PilotThe good times are back again! Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny in The X-Files Pilot, originally aired on September 10, 1993.

According to YVRshoots, David Duchovny just wrapped almost three months of filming in Vancouver. The actor shot his last scene with costars Gillian Anderson and Robbie Amell; the latter will be playing a new character in the series, Agent Miller. The fan-favorite Lone Gunmen were also spotted on the set, but unfortunately, no photographic evidence was provided.

Duchovny flew out of Vancouver today after his last scenes:

From Canada to Washington state, the crew for Twin Peaks has started prepping for that show’s revival. The creative minds of David Lynch and Mark Frost brought Twins Peaks to ABC in 1990 and the show featured some of the most interesting surrealism to grace any broadcast network. As Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) investigates the murder of high schooler Laura Palmer, he finds that the town of Twin Peaks is not quite what it seems. 25 years after the show was cancelled prematurely, Showtime and David Lynch announced that the series would be revived on the cable network. Despite issues between Lynch and Showtime, the show is set to premiere in late 2016 or early 2017.

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As first order of business, the production crew has taken over Twede’s Cafe, the same diner used in the original series. To return the cafe to its Twin Peaks look, the neon lighting has been removed from the Twede’s sign:

While there’s no word on when actual shooting starts, actress Madchen Amick who played Shelley Johnson on the show teased her familiar waitress outfit on Twitter:

It’s all happening again!

With Twin Peaks coming back to TV screens, fans will finally be able to get the answers they wanted from the show’s season 2 finale. Because of the show’s cancellation on ABC, the finale left viewers wondering what happened to their favorite FBI agent for 25 years. That’s a lot of years to be left wondering and will bring the expectations for the next season at an ultimate high.

While it has not been as long for X-Files fans, it’s also prudent to approach the new revival series with caution as the last time we saw Mulder and Scully in the film The X-Files: I Want To Believe, the story failed to address or touch upon any alien conspiracies and this ultimately left fans disappointed.

With shows like Twin Peaks and The X-Files sporting dedicated fanbases, the creators of each series will need to meet lofty expectations and it may be a challenge to please everyone at this stage. The X-Files returns on January 24th, 2016. Twin Peaks will continue either in late 2016 or early 2017. Source: Screen Rant.

Welcome to Twin Peaks

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. One of TV’s most cherished cult series, Twin Peaks, will be returning to the small screen as a limited, nine-episode series on Showtime in 2016. The show’s creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost – who teased its return with “twin tweets” last week, each writing “Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee” – are currently working on scripts. Lynch is planning to direct each episode. The cast has yet to be revealed.

“The mysterious and special world of Twin Peaks is pulling us back,” Lynch and Frost said in a joint statement. “We’re very excited. May the forest be with you.”

kyle-maclachlanFans of the classic 1990s series will be happy to know that Kyle MacLachlan is now officially set to reprise his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper! He commented his return in a twitter: “Better fire up that percolator and find my black suit.”

LauraPalmerFrost confirmed the news with a tweet linking to a video on YouTube, which shows the series’ deceased prom queen character Laura Palmer pointing at the camera and snapping. The words “25 years later” and “2016” are superimposed around the welcome sign into the town Twin Peaks. The original series ran for two seasons, totaling 30 episodes, between 1990 and 1991 before ABC canceled it.

Lynch and Frost first considered revisiting the series about three years ago, inspired by a scene where Palmer said, “I’ll see you again in 25 years.” “That suddenly seemed like an entry point,” Frost recently told The New York Times. “Everything flowed from there.”

The original series centered FBI special agent Dale Cooper, played by Kyle MacLachlan, attempting to solve the murder of Laura Palmer, as he faced a number of supernatural phenomena. The residents of Twin Peaks were also notable for their strangeness, including characters who carried logs and a shadow universe where one character spoke backwards. Showtime plans to rebroadcast both seasons of the original series in advance of the new season.

twin-peaks_1The new season would be set in the present day and would carry forward the story line, accounting for the quarter century that has passed. It will go into production next year. “What more can I say – Twin Peaks with David Lynch and Mark Frost on Showtime in 2016!” the channel’s president, David Nevins, said in a statement. “To quote Agent Cooper, ‘I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.'”

A Blu-ray box set called Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, which collected both seasons of the series and the prequel movie Lynch made, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me – along with 90 minutes of previously unseen footage – came out earlier this year. Source: Rolling Stone.

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